A 24- year old man in Hawaii, US fell to his death while trying to stop a suicidal 19-year old man from jumping off the 14th floor of a dormitory building.
The shocking incident happened on Sunday at the University of Hawaii, during a party in the Hale Wainani dormitory at around 2 am local time.
According to Hawaii News Now, an eyewitness saw the suicidal teen walking on the ledge and threatening to jump. Seconds later, the deceased approached the teen and tried to stop him … but unfortunately, the glass shattered, sending both of them crashing down.
They were both rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where the older man was laterr pronounced dead.
A university spokesman told Ka Leo O Hawaii that neither were students of the institution. ‘It was a terrible tragedy,’ he said. ‘We don’t ever want to see anybody get hurt or killed on campus and our condolences go out to their family … We’re going to make sure that anybody who needs [help], that it’s available to them and it’s easily accessible.’